A good thing to remember (and I say this to everyone) is that when you post something on a message board, be prepared to get a wide variety of responses. Some you won't agree with, some will be downright mean. If you expect it, it will bother you a whole lot less.
(You shouldn't be made to feel like crap just because someone on a message board was unkind to you. Even if that jerk was me :) I'm sure you have way better things to do in your life than worry about what strangers think!)